Mary S. Babbitt

BRIDGTON – For Mom – You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she has left. Your heart can be empty because you cannot see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes love and go on. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is ta never stop loving them. Mary S. Babbitt of Oxford passed away on March 29, 2021. Mary was born in South Harpswell, Maine, on June 2, 1931. She was the daughter of Randolph and Emily McClintick. Mary attended Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School in 1949. She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Babbitt Sr., in December of 1950. She had three children: Walter Jr., Kathleen and Steven. Mary worked for years with children first in the Auburn school lunch program and 12 summers working as assistant chef under her husband feeding 185 campers and staff members at Camp Timanous in Raymond, Maine. She also opened the first student bookstore at Central Maine Vocational School and worked there for a number of years before retiring due to poor health. She loved going to Disney World every couple of years from 1975 through 2005. Mary was a member of the Moss Brook Church in South Paris, Maine. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always there with open arms and a loving heart. Survivors include her husband, Walter, her daughter, Kathleen with her husband Tim Douglas of Oxford; grandson, Peter Whaley and great-grandson, Beckett of Boston; grandson, Brandon Douglas with his wife Gina and great-grandsons, Brandon and Lucas of Oxford; granddaughter, Barbie Bonang and great-grandchildren, Mikey, Isaac, Jacob and Cheyanne of Oxford; granddaughter, Jasmine and her husband Josh Colby and great-grandchildren, Ryder and Paisley of Oxford; four sisters, Thelma, Clair, Virginia, Elizabeth; brothers, George and Wilbur. Mary was predeceased by her father and mother and her two sons, Walter Jr. and Steven both passing in the 1960s. A memorial service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park Auburn in the future with her son-in-law, Tim Douglas, officiating. Mary will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to feel her undying love and support. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Moss Brook Church 256 Main St. South Paris, ME 04281

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